Goodwill is all about people working. We are North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
Goodwill Industries of Southern Oregon is headquartered in Medford with retail stores and Mission Services Offices in Klamath, Josephine, Jackson, Douglas, Lake and Siskiyou Counties. We employ over 300 people working in Mission Services, administration, in 13 retail stores, and in 14 donation sites. We are part of a national network of over 2,100 stores and Mission Services locations.
In 2014, 85 cents of every one dollar from Goodwill stores provided funding for our employment and training services to more than 3,000 individuals in Southern Oregon. The generous donations from the communities we serve provides funding for our programs. Our donors are a vital first step in our cycle to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Founded in Boston in 1902 by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister, Goodwill Industries first put people to work by hiring them to repair and sell donated goods. Today, Goodwill Industries trains people for careers in fields such as financial services, computer programming, skilled labor, and health care.
For more information on store or donation locations, visit www.sogoodwill.org or call (541) 772-3300.